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Measles Vaccine, Singapore - Shim Clinic

Live measles Virus vaccine jab/shot/injection schedule, to vaccinate against measles virus to immunize against Measles at Shim Clinic in Singapore

A number of live, attenuated measles vaccines are currently available, either as monovalent vaccine or as measles-containing vaccine combinations with one or more of rubella (R), mumps (M) and varicella vaccines. The measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR) or measles/rubella (MR) vaccine is given in many countries instead of monovalent measles vaccine. The measles vaccines that are now internationally available are safe and effective and may be used interchangeably in immunization programmes. Every child should receive two doses of measles vaccine. The second dose may be given as early as 1 month following the first, depending on the local programmatic and epidemiological situation.

Special attention must be paid to all children and adolescent/young adult travellers who have not received two doses of measles vaccine. Measles is still common in many countries and travel in densely populated areas may favour transmission. For infants travelling to countries experiencing extensive measles transmission, a dose of vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age. However, children who receive the first dose between 6 and 8 months of age should subsequently receive the two doses according to the national schedule. Older children or adults who did not receive the two lifetime doses should consider measles vaccination before travel.

Given the severe course of measles in patients with advanced HIV infection, measles vaccination should be routinely administered to potentially susceptible, asymptomatic HIV-positive children and adults. Measles vaccination may be considered even in individuals with symptomatic HIV infection, provided that they are not severely immunosuppressed. Where the risk of contracting measles infection is negligible, physicians who are able to monitor CD4 counts may prefer to delay the use of measles vaccine until CD4 counts are above 200. Following measles vaccination no increased risk of serious adverse events has been demonstrated in HIV-positive compared with HIV-negative children, although lower antibody levels may be found in the former group.


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Over Objections, Italy Introduces Tough Vaccination Measure
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:29 +0800 | NPR Health and Science
In Italy, parents who don't vaccinate their children face steep fines, and even risk losing custody. It's in response to a measles outbreak, after years of falling inoculation rates. (Source: NPR Health and Science)

Malawi: Measles Campaign On Promising Note - Report
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:17:58 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Nyasa Times] Communities and School going children have responded positively to the ongoing National Integrated Measles- Rubella vaccination campaign within the Area 18 Health Centre catchment areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

South Africa: North West Health Embarks On Measles Vaccination Drive
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 22:39:37 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Govt of SA] North West Health embarks on measles vaccination drive (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Malawi: Malawi Targets Over 10 Million Children in 3 Vaccine Intervention
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:35:36 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Government is targeting over 10 million children in 2017 Measles-rubella vaccine campaign which is set for 12 to 16 June this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

15 innocent victims dead after botched vaccine campaign, children as young as 12 years old caught administering vaccines
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:10:18 +0800 | NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) A botched measles vaccination campaign has left 15 young children dead and dozens more sickened in the rural town of Kapoeta in South Sudan early last month. Government inquiry found that unsanitary and unsafe vaccination practice, which saw children as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, caused the deaths of children under... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Using Viruses to Boost Mesothelioma Immunotherapy
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:02:25 +0800 | Asbestos and Mesothelioma News
Immunotherapy through clinical trials is becoming a promising treatment option for some mesothelioma patients. Checkpoint inhibitor drugs, such as Keytruda, already have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval as first-line treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), edging immunotherapy drugs closer to becoming a viable second-line therapy for other thoracic cancers, including pleural mesothelioma. However, overall response to immune therapies remains relatively low. Researchers across the country are striving to enhance responsiveness to immunotherapy drugs. Leading that trend is viroimmunotherapy, or the process of combining cancer-killing (oncolytic) viruses with immunotherapy drugs. Dr. Manish Patel, an assistant professor in the division of hematology, oncology and...

Measles outbreak at Lliswerry High School, Newport
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:06:05 +0800 | BBC News | Health | UK Edition
Vaccinations are being carried out at the school and parents have been sent letters to alert them to the risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

South Sudan: Botched Vaccine Campaign Kills 15 Children
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:27:03 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Deutsche Welle] At total of 15 children have died in South Sudan after being given contaminated measles vaccines. Health officials said that the vaccines had been improperly refrigerated and were also administered by an untrained team. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

South Sudan: Botched Vaccination Kills 15 Children
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:21:02 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Al Jazeera] At least 15 children have died in rural South Sudan in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering vaccinations, reports say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Unsafe delivery of vaccine kills 15 children in South Sudan
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 03:44:59 +0800 | CNN.com - Health
In a remote village in South Sudan, 15 children died from severe toxicity caused by contaminated measles vaccines, government health investigators said Thursday. The National Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee, supported by the World Health Organization, and UNICEF vaccine safety experts examined the cases and those of 32 other children who suffered fever, vomiting and diarrhea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)


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